G-LSUD4 AmLit451 The Cultures of American Literature

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This course focuses on the literary production of the Native Americans and Mexican Americans. It attempts through historical, anthropological and sociological references and discussions to approach the literary texts of these groups and situate them within the literary canon of the USA. Emphasis on the different discourse they enunciate and ‘relativize’ the dominant discourse of the USA Literary Canon. Films produced by the groups themselves as well as films produced about them by Hollywood studios are included in the course and comparisons are attempted. Knowledge of generally unknown literary canon Knowledge of the history and anthropology of these groups Deconstruction of popular stereotypes. Course textbook and outline / list of readings are available. Assessment: Final exam.


Teaching hours: | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.